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Your Business Trash BillCity Trash & Recycling

Calculating Your Bill

There are several ways to calculate your trash and recycling bill, and to figure out how changing services will affect your bill.

1)      Rate Tables: Open the current rate table (PDF) - scroll to the third page. Its shows the costs for each waste container based on the number of days of pickup.

2)      Online Bill Calculator: Use the bill calculator to calculate your current bill and what you would pay if you made adjustments.

3)      Talk to Us: Call a City Recycling Specialist at 805-564-5627 to discuss your options.


Recycling, Foodscraps, and Greenwaste are 50% Cost of Trash

Starting July 1, 2013 the City of Santa Barbara began operating under a new contract for trash and recycling services negotiated with MarBorg Industries. Under the contract, all recycling services -- blue bin, green bin, and yellow bin– are 50% the cost of trash service. Business customers have access to trash, recycling, greenwaste and foodscraps service. A wide variety of different container sizes and collection frequencies are offered to meet the specific needs of Business customers. For detailed information on all services available to residential and business customers, please visit the links below:


Billing & Payment Options

Five ways to pay for businesses:

  1. Online: For paperless billing, electronic access to your account history, and one-time payments via credit card, sign up at the Utilities Online Payment Site. For automatic payments every month, you must also sign up for Autopay.
  2. Autopay: Sign up for automatic payments at the Utilities Online payment site.
  3. By Mail: Mail in the payment stub with your check, payable to the City of Santa Barbara
  4. In Person: Bills can be paid at City Hall, 735 Anacapa St via cash, check or credit card. For more information, visit the Utility Billing Website.
  5. Over the Phone: Pay utility bills by phone at (855) 844-0038, using a bank account, debit card, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards accepted). We do not take American Express.
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020
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